Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump
Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump © Kim Siever
A 'buffalo jump' is a ledge of rock traditionally used to lure stampeding buffalo to their deaths. This one not only has an wonderfully descriptive name, but is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, proudly displaying exhibitions detailing the life and history of the Blackfoot people, the original inhabitants of the Great Plains region of southern Alberta. It is one of the oldest, largest and best preserved buffalo jumps in the world and was used by the native people for about 6,000 years. It is now a remarkable archaeological site and well worth a visit for any traveller interested in Canadian history.
Address: 92 Township Road, Willow Creek